Want to be among the first to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Note Edge? If yes we have news for - good news and bad news.
The cool part is that several German retailers have already launched their pre-order campaign, so you can book your unit right now and never worry there won't be stock left for you. The not-really-cool bit is that some of them have added such a hefty premium on top of the expected asking price that it makes you wonder if it's worth it.
Pre-orders are taken at the mind-blowing 995.91 - almost $1,300. Amazon DE even has the guts to say that you are actually saving just over 3 from the regular retail price, which according to it will stand at 999. Even though Samsung has failed to quote a specific price, we can bet that this is far from the truth.
Things are looking far more reasonable over at Notebooksbilliger, redcoon and MediaMarkt, which all charge 699 to book your Galaxy Note 4. The first of those stores also lists the Galaxy Note Edge on pre-order, but it comes with another 1,000 price tag.
Given that last year Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 3 last year at about 600, we imagine its successor won't start much higher now. Even if Samsung goes for a price hike, it's extremely unlikely that it will be more than 50 - it's just how things work in this business.
It's likely that the Galaxy Note Edge will warrant a higher price, given that its the first device of its kind. It's anyone's guess how high Samsung might go there...